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WAC 480-04-020

Definitions.

(1) "Identifiable public record" is a public record that exists at the time the commission receives the request for public records and that commission staff can reasonably locate.
(2) "Public record" includes any writing containing information relating to the conduct of government or the performance of any governmental or proprietary function prepared, owned, used, or retained by the commission regardless of physical form or characteristics.
(3) "Public records officer" means the official responsible for the commission's compliance with the Public Records Act, chapter 42.56 RCW, and for the implementation of this chapter. The commission's secretary is designated as its public records officer. The secretary may designate one or more persons to assist in the implementation and application of this chapter, and "public records officer" as used in this chapter includes such persons.
(4) "Secretary," also referred to as "executive secretary," means the secretary of the commission appointed pursuant to RCW 80.01.030. Unless otherwise restricted, the term "secretary" also refers to the acting secretary and to the secretary's designee.
(5) "Washington utilities and transportation commission," also referred to in this chapter as "the commission," is the agency established in Titles 80 and 81 RCW to regulate the rates, services, facilities, and practices of persons engaging in this state in the business of supplying any utility service or commodity, or of the transportation of persons or property, to the public for compensation. Where appropriate, the term "commission" also refers to the staff and employees of the Washington utilities and transportation commission.
(6) "Writing" is any means of recording any form of communication or representation as provided in RCW 42.56.010(4).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040 and 80.04.160. WSR 18-20-007 (Docket A-180513, General Order R-594), § 480-04-020, filed 9/19/18, effective 10/20/18; WSR 03-24-028 (General Order R-510, Docket No. A-010648), § 480-04-020, filed 11/24/03, effective 1/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 80.04.160 and 81.04.160. WSR 98-02-011 (Order R-446, Docket No. A-970591), § 480-04-020, filed 12/29/97, effective 1/29/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040. WSR 92-07-006 (Order R-368, Docket No. A-910530), § 480-04-020, filed 3/5/92, effective 4/5/92; Order R-43, § 480-04-020, filed 4/5/73.]
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